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News About Notary Books, especially those by Tim Gatewood or those which he has found especially useful

Some Books for Notary Business

Most of the questions that notaries ask online can be answered by reference to any number of business books. From getting started with a small business, finding and screening clients, marketing to those screened clients and/or the general public, determining … Continue reading

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WNFIN 2017  – Day 0

I’m getting set up to participate in Write Non-Fiction In November (also known as WNFIN or NaNonFiWriMo), the non-fiction version of National Novel Writing Month (AKA NaNoWriMo or simply NaNo). It starts tomorrow. In addition to writing a whole book … Continue reading

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On Titles of Documents and Sworn Statements

On Titles of Documents and Sworn Statements. (The “titles” referred to here are not real estate titles or car/truck/mobile home titles that show who owns property. They are the name of the document as shown at the top of the … Continue reading

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Why Documents Are Notarized

Why Documents Are Notarized Some understanding of why documents are notarized and what notarization means is important, both to notaries public and to the public that we serve. Documents are generally notarized for one or more of the following reasons: … Continue reading

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What is a Testimonium Clause?

What is a Testimonium Clause? Notary certificates will often have wording that is beyond what may be strictly required, especially under the laws of your state. This extra or surplus wording is called surplusage. This is not to be confused … Continue reading

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